What a great cruise. This was a 10 day cruise that started in Tampa then stopped in San Juan, St.Kitts, St. Maarten, St.John, and Tortola. We were looking for a cruise that would allow us to relax and rest, and this one was just what we ordered. This is our first cruise with Royal Caribbean International, we have been on Carnival and Princess. The Grandeur Of The Seas is a smaller ship than we have cruised on before, we truly enjoyed this. We had a great time and we met some wonderful people.
The staff on board were very friendly and helpful. They remembered our names, they acknowledge us every time they saw us, no matter how busy they were, and believe me they were very busy all the time.
We had heard that Grandeur was getting old, and she wasn't the same as she use to be. Well, let me tell you she has aged very well, she is still very beautiful, and yes she is showing some age, but like me, it's not slowing her down.
The room was very clean, and stayed that way throughout our cruise. There are several storage closets and drawers. If the bed would have been a little higher we could have stored our suitcases under it. The balcony was a little smaller than we have had on other cruises. We slept very well, we did not hear any hallway noise, and we only heard our neighbors (on both sides) when we were on the balcony at the same time, never in our room.
We enjoyed San Juan very much. They are working very hard to make their city tourist friendly, yet keeping their historical beauty.
This is a port that we went to the beach and the locals were a little pushy with trying to sell their aloe rubs, and massages. Even after being told no several times they continue to ask.
Again we went to the beach, this time we had lunch there. It was a very nice lunch and the experience was much better than St. Kitts.
Tortola was a walk to the down town area, which was very busy. We did not participate in an excursion, so we went out on our own.